Houston Fine Art Fair Kick Off Exhibition Sept. 8, 6-9pm
HOUSTON FINE ART FAIR KICK OFF EXHIBITION
Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 6-9pm
Exhibit runs through September 22.
PG Contemporary is pleased to announce its Houston Fine Art Fair Kick Off Exhibition. The opening reception will be held on the evening of Saturday, September 8, from 6-9pm. The exhibit will feature works by PG Contemporary's three HFAF artists:
Guus Kemp, b. moody, and Ushio Shinohara.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Originally from Kerkrade, the Netherlands, Guus Kemp earned a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Amsterdam, but grew up in the arts. Upon 2000, Kemp relocated in Houston, Texas and eight years later developed his signature style of colorful, thick impasto oil painting. He maintains studios in both Holland and Houston. Kemp's abstract expressionistic works utilize lush color palettes and sweeping brushstrokes to visually depict their emotive, psychological undertones. His work will be auctioned at the McNay Museum in San Antonio this year. He recently debuted his latest series titled Hoochie Mamas in New Orleans and will have a solo show at PG Contemporary in March 2013.
Born 1967, b. moody graduated from Rice University with a Bachelor's in Architecture. His penchant for creativity rooted in his impressive studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, London's Architectural Association, as well as the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. During his time in NYC, he worked as a fashion designer and gained noteriety in various publications including People, WWD, and New York Magazine. He returned to architecture after moving to Savannah, Georgia and shortly thereafter began his painting career in 2009. His works are often described as narrative embodiments of raw, controversial contexts; he describes his expressive works as seen, "through the filtered eyes of a Southern boy." B.moody will have a solo show at PG Contemporary in December 2012.
Born in Tokyo in 1932, Ushio Shinohara emerged a rising artist in 1960s Japan when he helped form the Neo-Dadaism Organizers and confronted political issues of the time. He moved to New York City in 1969 and forged a friendship with fellow Pop artist Robert Raushenberg, with whom he shared a mutual admiration. Influenced by Pop culture and the burgeoning city life of New York, he began to create mixed media collages and motorcycle sculptures as avant-garde tableaux of his life. Shinohara's most noteable works include performance art pieces known as his signature Boxing Paintings, in which he dons boxing gloves emmersed in paint and boxes directly onto canvas. As a renowned artist, he has exhibited all over the world and will be on view at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC November of this year. Also in November, Shinohara will have a solo show at PG Contemporary that will consist of a three day program of both private and public performances.
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